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Type Ii Collagen Antibody
Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more
It depends: Generally IgM is the first seen in the blood stream. ...Read more
ABO blood groups: Not sure i understand your question. Abo antigens are glycoproteins (sugar-like molecules) found on the surface of red cells. There are 4 common types: groups a, b, ab, and o. People with type a blood have antibodies against b. Those with type b have antibodies against a. Those with type ab don't have any antibodies at all, while those with type o have antibodies against both a and b. ...Read more
Yes: It is a factor XII issue which is encoded in your genome. ...Read more
Antibodies: An antibody is made by your immune system in response to an antigen. It means you have been exposed to something and your immune system did its job of making antibodies so that it could fight off the antigen - now and in the future. It could also be from an immunization. Sometimes you can make antibodies against your own tissue, and that is a problem referred to as an auto-immune problem. ...Read more
Can you help me understand this result? Hsv-2 (Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2) Igg Ab, Serum ABNORMAL Herpes II Ab.(IgG): >8.0 ai
Usually IgM: Normally occuring antibodies to ABO antigens are of the IgM type. Igg antibodies can form on stimulation. ...Read more
HIV screening: An ELISA is often done as an initial HIV screening test. It is designed to have high sensitivity for most types of HIV in the gene real population, but does have some false positives. That being said, there are some types of HIV, e.g. type O, that are unusual outside of Cameroon or West Africa, but are not recognized by usual antibody tests. Check with an I.D. specialist for your area and test. ...Read more
What type of autoimmune disease attacks only brain cells and neurons without antibodies in blood work ?
Autoimmune brain dz: Answers to your question include multiple sclerosis, rasmussen encephalitis, sometimes paraneoplastic diseases. Vasculitis conditions are numerous - some are not named. These attack blood vessels though, not neurons. Many of them have no blood test marker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, for Type 2 in: For type ii, in which hepatic gluconeogenesis compounds ?ed bg, the glp-1 analogues & metformin both ?gluconeogenesis; the glp-1 analogues by decreasing secretion of glucagon (more powerful). Metformin by interfering with gluconeogenesis within the liver (less powerful). For type i, suppressing gluconeogenesis dangerous; it blocks internal protection for Insulin induced hypoglycemia. ...Read more
Diabetes: 37 M asks: Differentiate type 1 and type2 diabetes. But does not ask how much detail. ANS: I would google this for detailed answer. In brief: 2 is inherited, 1 is not. 1 develops suddenly, 2 does not. 2 associated with obesity 1 usually not. 1 requires insulin. no insulin u die. , 2 does not till advanced. 1 shortens life much more than 2. 1 much more likely to go blind and end up on dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What makes immune cells only attack one type of antigen, as opposed to multiple different antigens?
It's complicated: When immune cells come into contact with a foreign substance (called an antigen), they engulf that substance and either start making antibodies to it or activate other immune cells to come into the area to fight off the foreign invader. Antigens are fairly specific so antibodies that form are also fairly specific. Sometimes mistakes occur however. Here's a link to more: http://bit.ly/1uy9lyG ...Read more
Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type 2 an autoimmune disease?
No: But a fasting blood glucose or Hgb a1c test would show diabetes. It does not distinguish between the two types of diabetes however. Type 1 is often considered an autoimmune disorder but type 2 more a lifestyle issue- too much fat not enough exercise. Type 1 usually requires insulin and type 2 only on occasions (may reverse to normal with weight loss). ...Read more